WMID-5978E8: Post medieval: Incomplete trapezoidal buckle frame

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BUCKLE

Unique ID: WMID-5978E8

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete copper alloy double looped trapezoidal buckle of Post Medieval dating (AD 1620 -AD 1680).

Around 50% of the buckle is present, consisting of one outer loop. The outer loop is sub rectangular in shape. The surviving outer loop has a trefoil shaped end and a lobed protrusion at either end of the narrowed strap bar.

The buckle measures 22.9 mm in length, 27.9 mm wide and is 2.1 mm thick. It weighs 2.6 g.

The buckle is brown in colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil, has resulted in the loss of some of the surface detail.

Whitehead (2003, p84) has illustrated a similar buckle (no.524) with the same engraved decoration. He has dated this type of buckle to the Post Medieval period (c.AD 1620 to c.AD 1680) and suggests they may have been used for buckling spurs. There are also examples recorded on the PAS database, (CORN-B6ACD7) was discovered in Cornwall and (SOM-6ECFC5) from South Somerset. Another was found in a 17th-century context at Pontefract Castle (Roberts 2002, 274, fig. 112, no. 14).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1620
Date to: Circa AD 1680

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.9 mm
Width: 27.9 mm
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 2.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 2019 - Friday 31st May 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Incomplete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Weston-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1551
Four figure Latitude: 52.15707618
Four figure longitude: -1.7821565
1:25K map: SP1551
1:10K map: SP15SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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